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13th century restored farmhouse for sale in Chianti.
Lovely country house located in the very heart of Chianti between Florence and Siena, a mere 35 minute drive to each. Once a fortified watch tower dating back to the XIIIth century it has been enlarged over the years into a beautiful three storey property, with separate guesthouse, large garden with swimming pool, and hard surface tennis court.
The farmhouse offers approx' 600 m2 of space spread over three floors. There are a total of five comfortable bedrooms, four of which have en-suite bathrooms, and two share one large bathroom. The bedrooms are situated on the first and second floors. The first floor is also composed of double living room, a sitting room with fireplace, a private study also with fireplace and a TV room. Few modifications have been made to the architecture so that it still reflects the original construction of the Tuscan farmhouse; for example, several great fireplaces still occupy some of the bedrooms, the dining room and the sitting rooms.
The ground floor, which opens out onto the large stone paved veranda and further into the garden towards the swimming pool and tennis court, is composed of three main rooms and a guest bathroom. The dining room is perhaps the villa's largest and can seat up to 14 people. The large traditional style kitchen is sided by a smaller breakfast room and the entrance hall. A very spacious covered veranda complete with sofas and coffee table as well as an outdoor dining area covered by a lovely arch of foliage compose the main living quarters during the late spring and summer months.
The charming guesthouse currently used by a full time custodian who maintains the property and cooks for the owners, is located besides the main house. The property consists of two bedrooms, two bathrooms, kitchen and lounge area.
The Estate & Grounds
The property once was a producing wine estate with circa twenty acres of vineyards, and a wine cellar with production/ageing facilities. The vineyards have been recently sold, however the wine cellar remains, and further vineyards may be purchased in the area. The property enjoys a lovely garden composed of various private sitting areas and a secluded pool area.
Florence 35mins | Siena 35mins | Fi-SI Highway 10mins | Restaurant 2mins | Shops & Services 10mins | Pisa Airport 90mins